Christian Kennedy’s Song.


The lea shall have its lily bells,1
The tree its bud and blossom,2
But when shall I have my leal love3
Hame frae the faithless ocean.4


Sair, sair I pled, and followed him5
With weeping and with wailing ;6
He broke his vow, and broke my heart,7
And sighed, and went a sailing.8


All night I woo the tender stars,9
With eyes upturned and mourning,10
And every morn look to the sea,11
For my leal love returning.12


Oh sweetly sweet would be the sleep,13
That knows no dream or waking,14
And lang and green may the grass grow15
Aboon a heart that’s breaking.16